PLYMOUTH, Minn. (KMSP) - One woman was charged Monday for driving her car onto a Plymouth sidewalk in June, killing another woman who was walking outside the Wayzata Free Church at the time of the incident.
Blood tests determined that 56-year-old Luann Mosio Johnson had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 at the time of the incident, exactly the limit at which a driver is considered intoxicated. As a result, she was also charged with driving under the influence.
Johnson told investigators that prior to the crash she had been drinking at an Eden Prairie golf course function, though according to a criminal complaint she told first responders that the crash had been caused by a tire failure. A State Patrol reconstruction later determined that the car did not have any defects before the crash, including tire problems.
The woman that she hit, 56-year-old Mary Singleton, was on a routine walk near her home when Johnson swerved across both lanes of traffic on the 800 block of Highway 101 in Plymouth, ultimately coming to a stop against the Wayzata Free Church's street sign.
Singleton left behind a husband, grown son and her first grandchild who was welcomed into the world just two months before the crash.